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Name: PEARSON, Edward Lee 'Bwana Nyoka'

Nee: 3rd son of Gen. Sir Charles Knight Pearson CB, KCMG

Birth Date: 29 June 1869 Sandhurst, Berks.

Death Date: 13 May 1957 Bampton, Devon

Nationality: British

First Date: 1900

Profession: Asst. Collector, EAP. Later became DC at Nakuru in 1911.

Area: Mombasa, Rabai, Baringo, Machakos etc. Nakuru, 1905-08 Kisumu, 1914 Fort Hall

Married: In Saffron Walden 5 June 1909 Beatrice Maude Leybourne Collin b. 1 June 1883 Saffron Walden, d. 12 Jan 1982 Bampton, Devon (only dau of Turner Collin)

Children: Maude Sylvia Isabella (20 May 1911); Marian E. G. (9 June 1913)

Book Reference: Gillett, HBEA, EAHB 1905, Red 25, EAS, Hut, North, EA Diary 1903, Drumkey, Advertiser, EAHB 1906, Globe, Gazette, EA Diary 1902, EAHB 1904, EAHB 1907, Leader14, Red Book 1912

School: Foresters, Stubbington House & Avranches College in France

General Information:

EAHB 1905 - Asst. Collector, EAP, June 14th 1900; Mombasa, Rabai and Baringo; 2nd Ogaden Expedition, 1901; Acting Collector, Machakos; Collector July 1st 1904.
The African Standard - 26-2-1903 - Invited to the wedding of H.R. Phelips & Miss Jacquette Edith Lambe in Mombasa
North - Appt. 3rd Asst. District Officer EAP; arr. Mombasa from England 22/7/1900; sent to Kismayu 11/12/1900 to work with Ogaden punitive force; Rabai Sub-Dist. May 1902; in charge at Baringo when B. Eastwood injured by rhino 19/10/1902; home leave 1903; Appt. Acting Collector Machakos 1/12/1903; promoted to Collector Mumia's 1/7/1904; Firearm registered Nairobi Oct-Dec 1905; Collector Kisumu 31/12/1905
Advertiser - 30/7/1909 - Wedding - Edward Lee Pearson, DC, BEA and Miss Beatrice M.L. Collin at St. Mary's Wenders
The Globe Trotter - 6/3/07 - Story of Benjamin Eastwood's battle with a rhino in October 1902 - " ….my being able to write this article is, I consider, due to the care and attention I received before medical aid arrived by a man who was a stranger to me - Mr E.L. Pearson"
Gazette - Issued with Bird Licence at Mombasa during semester ending 30/6/1902 - E.L. Pearson
EA Diary 1902 - Listed as Assistant District Officer
EA Diary 1903 - Asst. Collector June 14 1900
Red Book 1912 - E.L. Pearson - Uasin Gishu - Naivasha Province - DC at Uashin Gishu
Gazette - 1/2/1906 -Collector - Chairman of Kisumu Township Committee
EAHB 1905 - Collector, Nairobi.
Red 25 - Chairman, Municipal Committee, Nairobi 1905
1939 England and Wales Register living in Swanage with wife and daughters
Blue Book 1908-9 1st appt 1 July 1904

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